6th Sense Dental Founder – Dr. Victoria Rinando
Board Certified in Florida and Illinois.Passion for excellence, focus on quality, and genuine concern for her patients is what drives Dr. Victoria Rinando. Her love and dedication for rejuvenating and enhancing smiles is second to none. “Excellence in dentistry requires utilizing the very best equipment and materials.” she says. “My unrelenting commitment to innovation in the artistic principles of dentistry, and educating patients on possibilities, is what drives me. I want to change the opinions of those who fear or dread going to the dentist. Your visit can and should be an enjoyable experience where you can relax into the excitement of having an improved smile and health by a truly compassionate team. We have a responsibility as health care providers to be OUR very best, for YOU.” This is further proven by her constant pursuit for additional dental industry continuing education all over the country, having already earned over double the amount of credits required to be a licensed expert, and by lecturing and educating future dentists, as well the public.
Since graduating President of her class from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, followed by 8 years in private practice in the west suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Victoria relocated to Naples, FL to continue providing high-quality comprehensive care. Her goal is to discover and then prioritize your immediate and long-term goals by building trust and having open communication. She will not only ensure your continued dental health, she will relieve pain, correct problems from previous or failing dental treatments, and do everything possible to ensure every member of your family has a functional, healthy, attractive smile. She believes clients should be in the driver’s seat of their oral health care, but that 6th Sense Dental is the vehicle that provides them the results they seek. “We never pressure, we educate and provide based on your goals, time, and budget.”View Her Credentials
Gregory A. Pette, DMD, MS – Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Certified to provide IV SedationDr. Pette is a graduate of USF, Tufts, and Nova Southeastern University specializing in Periodontology. He has presented at the Academy of Osseointegration, The International Team for Implantology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of American Dental Association, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Clinical Advances on Periodontics, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Practicing alongside Dr. Rinando enables him to focus on his area of specialty with all the latest technology that 6th Sense Dental has to offer, including Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Certified to provide conscious IV sedation, Dr. Pette provides surgical treatment while Dr. Rinando completes your restorations, enabling us to provide a full scope of treatment, often times in one visit. The ability to immediately load your implants in one visit eliminates having to wear a denture as you heal. A Florida native, Dr. Pette spends his free time fishing on his boat, golfing, playing soccer, or spending time with his family.
Lori – Practice Manager
Committed to Patient CareLori is originally from Ohio where she began her career in dentistry as a chairside assistant. With over 16 years of experience in the dental field, 14 of those were spent in the SWFL area. She received all of her assisting certifications in 2002, but recently transitioned into more of an administrative and managerial role. She enjoys the challenges of this new leadership endeavor, and works side by side with Dr. Rinando in coordinating the overall flow of our office as our Practice Manager. Her primary focus is ensure Dr. Rinando’s philosophy on making sure all of our patients’ concerns and needs are not only met, but also that we exceed their level of expectation as their dental care provider.
Jitka – Dental Assistant
Committed to Patient CareJitka received her Expanded Function and Radiographer Certifications in 2004 from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Carl in Prague, Czech Republic. Jitka has over a decade of experience assisting in Cosmetic and Endodontic specialist practices in the Naples area. She prides herself on being a nurturer and her ability to make you feel calm, comfortable and at ease during your dental care. She also speaks 3 languages and spends time visiting her family in the Czech Republic.
Maria – Dental Assistant
Committed to Patient Care
A Naples native, Maria is our lead surgical assistant with over a decade of experience in assisting periodontal surgical procedures under sedation. Outside of the operatory, she has also spent part of her career organizing dental continuing education for providers, training new auxiliary staff, and completing advanced cardiac life support certification. Maria has previously helped newly established dentists in Naples grow their practices and offer new sedation and implant services. This extensive background led her to meeting Dr. Rinando whose vision for 6th Sense Dental and our clients she values and appreciates.
Taylor – Certified Registered Dental Hygienist
Committed to Patient Care
Originally from New Jersey, Taylor has lived in Southwest FL for more than 16 years. She has her associates degree in dental hygiene, as well as being certified to administer local anesthesia. Taylor’s passion for dental hygiene lies in her ability to improve patients’ overall health by providing thorough cleanings and educating them on proper home care and maintenance. It is also her utmost concern that you are relaxed and comfortable during your hygiene appointment. Dental hygiene runs in the family as her sister is also a dental hygienist in Naples.
Melissa – Certified Registered Dental Hygienist
Committed to Patient Care
Melissa is a 2003 graduate of Sante Fe College where she received her degree in dental hygiene. Being raised in the southwest Florida small town of LaBelle, she decided Naples was the ideal location to start her career and raise her family. She has been practicing in this area for over 13 years. For her, being a dental hygienist is the ideal profession. Educating patients, promoting healthy teeth and gums is her favorite part of the job. When she has down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She loves staying fit by running with her friends as well!